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Halo: Combat Evolved Anniversary - 11.15.11


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#1 LinkinPrime

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Posted 01 December 2010 - 10:03 PM

Microsoft has responded to European chatter surrounding a Halo: Combat Evolved high-definition remake by saying, "Right now our focus is on supporting Halo: Reach. We have nothing to announce at this time." Putting that through the Joystiq PR Translation Machine pops out one thing: "42." Clearly, we need to call maintenance.

Eurogamer published the quote from Microsoft after Games Master magazine implied that a Halo remake was underway at 343 Industries (the current Halo custodian), using the Reach engine. Allegedly, the HD Halo would drop next November, to celebrate the 10-year anniversary of the original Xbox shooter.

http://www.joystiq.c...regarding-halo/

Just a rumor at this moment, but I think it would be pretty fucking sweet!

#2 Gentlegamer

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Posted 01 December 2010 - 10:41 PM

Sweet rumor.
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#3 Pirate331

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Posted 01 December 2010 - 11:34 PM

I cannot believe it's already getting on 10 years. I wonder how much of that time I've actually spent playing Halo:CE or one of its siblings?
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#4 Organ Donor

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Posted 02 December 2010 - 12:12 AM

This would definitely be awesome, but I have some serious doubts on whether it'll actually happen.

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Posted 02 December 2010 - 12:25 AM

Pretty cool, but I rather have another halo games then an HD Remix...
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#6 RedBeardRaven

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Posted 02 December 2010 - 12:26 AM

I can certainly believe this happening. It would give a chance for 343 ( correct me if I am wrong ) to bring back and give face for the Halo games and their team. Plus, I think everyone enjoyed the multiplayer in the first and if they revamped it to use an online multiplayer aspect it could be big. I will definately be keeping my ear to the ground on this one.

#7 JasonTerminator

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Posted 02 December 2010 - 12:27 AM

I hope it's both Halo 1 and 2. If they are gonna do this, they might as well go all the way!

Plus, it probably wouldn't have that nasty texture pop-in that Halo 2 had.
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#8 shrike4242

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Posted 02 December 2010 - 12:30 AM

If they're going to do Halo 1, then Halo 2 shouldn't be that much more work over Halo 1, if they're going to use the Reach engine for it all.

Hopefully they'll make Halo 1 MP XBL-capable instead of just split screen or LAN play.

#9 whoknows

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Posted 02 December 2010 - 12:31 AM

10 years? I'm old.

you are a pillar of the video game/gaming community. 

 

 

Thanks you are truly a pillar of the community!

 

#10 Mega Man

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Posted 02 December 2010 - 12:34 AM

Master chief with armor lock = invincible

#11 JStryke

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Posted 02 December 2010 - 01:21 AM

Beaver Creek... :drool:

Hard to believe it's been 10 years though. Where has the time gone?

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#12 Matt Young

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Posted 02 December 2010 - 01:42 AM

It's only been 6 years for me. I didn't get an Xbox until late 2004.

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#13 sp8001

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Posted 02 December 2010 - 01:50 AM

This makes me happy :)

Hope it pans out and gets released

#14 whoknows

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Posted 02 December 2010 - 01:52 AM

I just hope it comes out on a disc and is not $60.

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#15 Pirate331

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Posted 02 December 2010 - 05:05 AM

Master chief with armor lock = invincible

If they're remaking Halo:CE I doubt they'll include anything that wasn't in Halo:CE. Weapons maybe, but I highly doubt AA will make an appearance.

Remake sounds, to me at least, more like "Halo:CE with pretty graphics," rather than "Halo: Reach: CE" if you follow me.
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#16 David Hibiki

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Posted 02 December 2010 - 05:10 AM

10 years already???
Would be awesome if true. Day one.

#17 Mega Man

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Posted 02 December 2010 - 05:22 AM

If they're remaking Halo:CE I doubt they'll include anything that wasn't in Halo:CE. Weapons maybe, but I highly doubt AA will make an appearance.

Remake sounds, to me at least, more like "Halo:CE with pretty graphics," rather than "Halo: Reach: CE" if you follow me.

Yup if thats the case I hope they don't add a MP then.

#18 louiedog

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Posted 02 December 2010 - 05:56 AM

I'm guessing that if this is true they wouldn't even do a multiplayer component. It might come with a Reach multiplayer disc the way ODST came with the Halo 3 multiplayer disc, just so they can justify a $60 price.

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Posted 02 December 2010 - 07:17 AM

As long as there are no armor abilities and they change the it so it was like Halo 2 & 3 with regenerating shields then I will be all for it. Multiplayer on XBL or not.

Playing Damnation in HD... :drool: God I loved that map in Halo 1. And the original Hang Em High. Not that BS that they did for Halo 2.

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#20 KingNothing09

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Posted 02 December 2010 - 07:32 AM

Microsoft/Bungie milking this franchise for more money? No...

#21 Danil ACE

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Posted 02 December 2010 - 07:34 AM

I would buy it (day one if they fix the library level).


#22 scoobypat

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Posted 02 December 2010 - 07:38 AM

Eh I don't know, I think this might be one of those things in which nostalgia has got the better of us. Don't get me wrong CE is a great game, but I think it's not exactly going to hold up. Maybe it's just me but I always felt that a good portion of the people who slammed the Halo series after CE were doing so for the "hipster" factor. I mean when Halo first came out it was an upstart franchise, really wasn't on anyones radar in development as it had flipped platforms and even game style, but it was sick when released. Then it got popular and Halo 2's release was the biggest deal in gaming up to that point. I honestly can't think of any single game that received more hub-bub about it's release prior to Halo 2. So it want "mainstream" if you'll stay with my music analogy for a second. I mean Halo: CE had been huge in it's own right but the fact that it was the launch of the franchise and wasn't online somewhat made it unable to suffer "It was better before..." fate. From that point on Halo: CE was regarded by gaming elitists as the best thing since sliced bread and all other Halo's were drivel for Frat boys and kids. Basically it's the whole "That band was so much better before they went all mainstream and commercial" argument. Was Halo: CE really that much better then the rest of the franchise? Maybe, but I think not a lot of true thought goes into it. I think a lot of gamers simply look to stating it as being the best as a quick path to being "hardcore" (which is another thing I could rant on but I shall spare you).

Basically what I'm pulling from my incoherent rambling is that it takes a very, very, very, special game to hold up over time. And to be honest it takes a pretty simple game too. Games that broke barriers blew our minds at the time, but what they revolutionized tends to be the thing other games pick up the torch and run with, so they lose their luster as they age. I played Goldeneye for N64 last year a couple of times, "timeless" I thought, I gotta say I regret playing it now. Goldeneye is a great game, at a certain time in history, it doesn't hold up too well today and as a result somewhat tainted my fond memories. Essentially what I want to get at is I hope we're careful for what we're wishing for, I mean this could be a great addition, but it might not be too.

#23 KingNothing09

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Posted 02 December 2010 - 09:44 AM

I always thought Halo: CE sucked at the time compared to the other shooters available on PC. I think it was just the first decent FPS game for consoles and everybody got a hard on for it because of that. About two years ago picked up my first Xbox 360, played Halo 3 quite a bit...thought it was decent fun but there are much better titles imo.

#24 Brownjohn

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Posted 02 December 2010 - 05:02 PM

This would make way too much money for Microsoft not to do. If the PS3 HD collections are anything to go by, it wont take much time or effort, and can make a great profit.
To each his own.

#25 Amblix

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Posted 02 December 2010 - 05:12 PM

If they don't charge $40 or more for it I'll hop on.

#26 Kaelestis

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Posted 02 December 2010 - 05:25 PM

I would pay hundreds of dollars if they don't Fuck it up and it has online capabilities. CE was one of my favorite games ever. Reach sucks and Halo 3 was average. Would be nice to play a decent Halo game again.
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#27 RedBeardRaven

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Posted 02 December 2010 - 05:31 PM

Eh I don't know, I think this might be one of those things in which nostalgia has got the better of us. Don't get me wrong CE is a great game, but I think it's not exactly going to hold up. Maybe it's just me but I always felt that a good portion of the people who slammed the Halo series after CE were doing so for the "hipster" factor. I mean when Halo first came out it was an upstart franchise, really wasn't on anyones radar in development as it had flipped platforms and even game style, but it was sick when released. Then it got popular and Halo 2's release was the biggest deal in gaming up to that point. I honestly can't think of any single game that received more hub-bub about it's release prior to Halo 2. So it want "mainstream" if you'll stay with my music analogy for a second. I mean Halo: CE had been huge in it's own right but the fact that it was the launch of the franchise and wasn't online somewhat made it unable to suffer "It was better before..." fate. From that point on Halo: CE was regarded by gaming elitists as the best thing since sliced bread and all other Halo's were drivel for Frat boys and kids. Basically it's the whole "That band was so much better before they went all mainstream and commercial" argument. Was Halo: CE really that much better then the rest of the franchise? Maybe, but I think not a lot of true thought goes into it. I think a lot of gamers simply look to stating it as being the best as a quick path to being "hardcore" (which is another thing I could rant on but I shall spare you).

Basically what I'm pulling from my incoherent rambling is that it takes a very, very, very, special game to hold up over time. And to be honest it takes a pretty simple game too. Games that broke barriers blew our minds at the time, but what they revolutionized tends to be the thing other games pick up the torch and run with, so they lose their luster as they age. I played Goldeneye for N64 last year a couple of times, "timeless" I thought, I gotta say I regret playing it now. Goldeneye is a great game, at a certain time in history, it doesn't hold up too well today and as a result somewhat tainted my fond memories. Essentially what I want to get at is I hope we're careful for what we're wishing for, I mean this could be a great addition, but it might not be too.


I can understand where you are coming from and I believe that the majority of people that say this are doing it because it was cool to say at the time. I will even stick my guns when saying that nostalgia is probably the biggest thing for me about this rumor. I will buy it regardless of 40-60$ pricetag that will follow. The thing is, is that the multiplayer WAS good in Halo: CE because of the LAN parties you could have and the PC version allowing for custom maps etc. Does anyone remember the Halo: CE tournament on G4 back in the day? It ended up being on Blood Gulch and the spawn killing was immense. Still fun. I have loved the Halo series since it came out and I have played every game as well as reading all but 1 book about the story. This will be more of a obligation more than an "oh that's cool" game for me.

I can honestly say that I didn't like Halo 2 as much as the rest because of the switch to be more mainstream. Look at the generation pull that attemtped with the music score, multiplayer beef with dual weilding. Still, the game was fun and enough to make me buy Halo 3.

One thing just came to mind though. People have being saying that they have been wanting a remake of Final Fantasy VII ever since the Playstation 2 came out. ( maybe even before ) Would you say the same thing about that game and it's predecessor?

#28 FurryCurry

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Posted 02 December 2010 - 06:15 PM

Microsoft/Bungie milking this franchise for more money? No...


Bungie's out. This is 343 (Microsoft) Studio's baby now.

And honestly Halo is so far from Reach that a remake doesn't really sound all that bad. I'd just like to see all of Reach's weapons plus the silenced SMG, Brutes, Skirmishers, Engineers, and flood versions of each.

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#29 100xp

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Posted 02 December 2010 - 06:17 PM

the marketing aspect of MS points and old game remakes are making microsoft a ton of money, we generally don't think we're spending real cash (even though some of us have found ways to acquire ms points for less/free) and a lot of us impluse buy virtually every deal of the day/week on XBL...but the bargain bin at the B&M shop with $0.99 > $9.99 pc titles hardly gets any love but your dollar stretches more there.

A halo CE/HD remake would sell like hotcakes some in hopes it would somehow resatisfy their primal gamer urge and others just because they need to take up more space on their HDD. If they use the Reach engine and Reach graphics, it'll look friggin sweet. Even I'd buy it. Master Chief in his Reach rendered spartan armor? yeah, that's almost screenshot purchase worthy.

#30 thenexus6

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Posted 02 December 2010 - 10:29 PM

This would be amazing!

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